Travel Essentials You Never Thought Of

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With these cold winter months upon us, tons of people choose to jet set away to a warmer (tropical!) climate. And man am I ever envious of you right now. 

So far we have no plans to head out this winter, as we have to save up for a destination wedding we’re attending next year. But you can bet I will have all of these products when I set off!

Now, vacations are expensive enough as it is, but there’s a few items that just make the whole experience more enjoyable, y’know? Some of these products are just for fun, some are realistic and practical, and some are just life savers. 

So if you’ve got a tropical vacation upon you, buckle up your seat-belts (and put your tray tables up) cause here are the essentials you will need:

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How To Spread The Love This Valentine’s Day

How To Spread The Love This Valentine's Day

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I thought it’d be a great time to spread a little love. 

Now I’m not one who’s big on Valentine’s Day – my guy and I normally don’t do much, and we tend to pick up chocolate and goodies on the 15th when they’re all on sale LOL. But I don’t believe in Valentine’s being about being in a relationship, I think it should be all about spreading love. 

Love to your entire family, love to your friends, your co-workers – everyone around you. Letting the people you love know that you love and appreciate them is oh so important. Because you never really know if the time you spend with them is going to be the last. 

So for Valentine’s Day this year, I have a challenge for you – spread your love as far and wide as you can. Because people around you need it. And you need it .

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Game Night In Ideas + Tips On Being The Best Hostess

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I don’t know about you, but I ain’t about dropping 50 bucks on a movie every week. Or on mini golf. Or pretty much any other event that costs a bunch of money for an evening out with friends. Of course once in a while is fun, but I definitely don’t have it in the budget to be spending that kind of money on entertainment. 

So that brings us to my favourite form of entertaining – staying at home!

That sounds super lame LOL. But I promise it’s not! We’re all about entertaining here at our house, and I love having people over. 

We’re big board and card game people, so we have gathered quite the collection over the years. We also tend to like drinking games (or turn normal games into drinking games), so I’m very excited to share with you all of our favourites. 

Staying at home and inviting friends over for a game night is an inexpensive alternative to going out to the movies, and it’s a much better way of interacting and getting to know your friends better (I mean, c’mon, during a movie you’re literally not talking at all.)

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What I Wish I Knew Before Moving Out

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Life is definitely full of so much trial and error. Especially when it comes to finding the place you’re going to live. 

Not that I regret moving out of my parents house into my own apartment with my boyfriend AT ALL, but there are a few things that would have been nice to know first. Some I can totally get not knowing until you experience yourself, but others I am here to share with you to give ya a little heads up.

So a little background to begin with so you know my situation:

I currently live in an apartment with my boyfriend of five years, and we both moved out of our parents houses in August of 2015. We really didn’t have to worry about the apartment hunting process, because Justin’s sister was finishing up her lease and moving out of town, so we were just taking over her place! It definitely made it easier. 

We now live in a different apartment building, one that we hunted for ourselves last summer. Moving was to get a bigger place with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Otherwise, there was really nothing wrong with our first apartment – it was great (just tiny!)

Now, with moving twice in the last two years and having two very different apartment experiences, I’m here to share some insight and knowledge into this whole apartment/moving out situation. 

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